Women Inspiring Entrepreneurship – Women’s Night Out



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 1, 2012 — Women who have new venture ideas and would like to start a business, women who currently own or support a business, women who are leading business careers, or women who just want to be inspired to lead more entrepreneurial lives are invited to the Women Inspiring eNtrepreneurship (WIN!) Women’s Night Out from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the River Campus Atrium at Southeast Missouri State University.

As a highlight of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the WIN! Women’s Night Out will feature Tracy DeGraaf as the keynote speaker. DeGraaf is an author, speaker, humorist, stand-up comedian, entrepreneur, and mother of five who inspires people to “laugh anyway” and make the best of every situation, no matter what. DeGraaf has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Illinois State University. She has been trained at The Second City in Chicago, and has been called “The Queen of Mom Comedy” when performing stand-up.

DeGraaf is a small business owner and has years of experience as a top manager in the direct selling industry. Her dynamic and entertaining presentations bring a positive and inspirational message to each audience. She encourages people everywhere to embrace life’s rewards and life’s challenges with a hope-filled perspective.

The cost is $10 to attend the WIN! Women’s Night Out. To register for the event or for more information, visit www.semo.edu/win or call (573) 651-2929.

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University hosts various local and regional events to connect innovative and entrepreneurial individuals in southeast Missouri. The goal of WIN! is to provide women the opportunity to network, share ideas and to learn from inspiring women who are making their mark as entrepreneurs. The WIN! Women’s Night Out is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrated by the Southeast community and millions of people worldwide Nov. 12-18.

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education; training and mentorship; and business consulting, incubation and development services. The center supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to accelerate entrepreneurial growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the southeast region.

For more information about the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial support services it offers, call (573) 651-2929 or visit www.semo.edu/cie.  For more information about WIN! events, contact Dr. Erin Fluegge Woolf at (573) 651-2090 or erfluegge@semo.edu or visit www.semo.edu/win.